SHOALHAVEN City Council erected fencing and signage along the front of a derelict property containing asbestos in Moona Street, Huskisson on Friday in a bid to ensure public safety.
The fencing was placed across the public road reserve in front of the house, with council unable to erect fencing around the entire property without the owner’s consent.
Council previously issued demolition orders for the Moona Street property, however these have yet to be adhered to.
Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash said council has been undertaking enforcement action in the Land and Environment Court for the past eight months, which culminated in an undertaking by the owner that the demolition works will occur within the next three weeks.
“It has been frustrating to see both council’s enforcement action and court proceedings become protracted because of the difficulties associated with a pending land sale, foreign ownership and lack of response from the owners,” Mrs Gash said.